Popper posted a photograph of the first slate of the new series of Friday Night Dinner, with the caption: “And thus we begin…”
Now though, we can see what all of their hard work was for, as season six of Friday Night Dinner is coming out on, you guessed it, a Friday night.
This Friday night, in fact. The 27th of March… On Channel 4.
Finally, something to do in all of this lockdown mania.
Written and produced by Robert Popper, the sitcom follows a middle class Jewish family living in north London, consisting of mum and dad Jackie and Martin, and adult sons Jonny and Adam, as they return to their parents’ home each Friday evening for a traditional Jewish family meal.
“I’m really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6. Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he’s joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy.
“Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can ‘Vos’ (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, ‘de Welson’ save the day?“
Meanwhile, speaking about the show’s popularity, Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk – who produce the show – said:
“Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it’s incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household.
“It’s also incredible that Robert has singlehandedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We’re incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!“
Thank god this all started recording before Coronavirus decided to rear its ugly head and close every single production set down.
Lucky escape there…
Images via Channel 4
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